# Year 3

Children in this year group are now in Key Stage 2 and expanding their maths, English, and science as well as covering aspects of history, geography and computer skills. Sport is also part of the curriculum which helps children to experience working as a team.
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## Maths

Pupils in year 3 are starting to work on Key stage 2 work and there are many new concepts of maths to be introduced. As children may now be working in groups it is important to ensure that your child has complete understanding of any new work introduced. It is helpful to your child if multiplication tables (3, 4 and 8) can be learnt at home so that multiplication and division is more quickly understood - they will now start adding and subtracting with three-digit numbers, using column addition and subtraction. There are many other practical ways that parents can help at home e.g. learning the time, experience with money, shapes, angles and measurement. Questions on all these topics will be introduced but additional help at home will give your child confidence and ensures that their understanding is complete. Pupils will work on fractions of quantities and equivalent fractions. 12-hour and 24-hour clock, perimeters,right angles and horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines are all topics which will be introduced. Bar charts, pictograms and tables will be used to present work.

The papers below give you examples of year 3 work.

 Different maths ideas for Year 3 Download Fun maths for year 3 Download Look at these maths questions Year 3 Download Making sets for Year 3 Download Maths at 7 -Year 3 Download Maths fun for year 3 Download Maths optional-type Year 3 Download Maths revision -year 3 Download Mental arithmetic for Year 3 no 1 Download Mental arithmetic for Year 3 no 2 Download Mental arithmetic for Year 3 no 3 Download Measurement word problems for Year 3 Download Mental arithmetic for Year 3 Download Mental arithmetic for Year 3 Download Mental maths for Year 3 Download Mental maths for Year 3 no 2 Download Mental maths paper for Year 3 a Download Mental maths for Year 3 paper 2 Download Optional-type maths for Year 3 - 2 Download Revise maths skills for Year 3 Download Telling the time questions Year 3 Download Time word problems for Year 3 Download Word problems for Year 3 Download Year 3 maths Download Year 3 maths for practice Download Multiplication for Year 3 Download Division questions for Year 3 Download Thirds and fifths Year 3 Download Tenths for Year 3 Download

## English

Pupils at this age need to be able to use their imagination in writing stories, thinking about setting and characters, as well as learning more about different genres of writing including playscripts and poetry. They still like to have a story read to them at night. It is also useful to use CDs of famous books such as Narnia in the car or at bedtime. Children need to have a solid grounding in the use of adverbs, adjectives and  grammar as well as using conjunctions such as after, because, before, so, when and while. They need to use speech marks when writing dialogue. Below is a selection of papers which will help your child with all these skills.

 Famous Britons reading comprehension Y3 Download Reading comprehension playground signs Y3 Download Timmy in space comprehension Y3 Download Adjectives for year 3 Download Alphabetical order for Year 3 Download Year 3 English practice Download Compound words Year 3 Download Conjunctions for Year 3 Download English grammar for Year 3 Download English paper for Year 3 Download Year 3 English ideas Download Grammar test for Year 3 Download Homonyms Year 3 Download Past present and future tense - Year 3 Download Shorter writing task Year 3-mice Download Spelling patterns le Year 3 Download Spelling tips for Year 3 Download Spelling words on the Olympics Year 3 Download Spellings suitable for Year 3 Download Vocabulary paper for Year 3 Download Waiting - Year 3 and 4 comprehension Download y and i word endings for Year 3 Download Year 3 comprehension Download Year 3 English ideas Download Spelling ideas for Year 3 Download Word meanings Year 3 Download Year 3 English revision Download Peter Rabbit with comprehension Year 3 Download Word list spellings Years 3 and 4 Download Word list Years 3 and 4 Download English revision for Year 3 no 1 Download English revision for Year 3 no 2 Download Comprehension a boring man Y3 and 4 Download Comprehension on the Olympics Y3 and 4 Download The Little Shepherd Y3 & 4 comprehension Download Spelling help Year 3 and 4 Download Prefixes Years 3 and 4 Download Spelling and dictation Years 3 and 4 Download Homophones Years 3 and 4 Download Homophone sentences Years 3 and 4 Download Conjunctions for Year 3 no 2 Download Determiners for Year 3 Download

#### Science

Plants Pupils should be taught to:

• identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
• explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
• investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
• explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal
Animals, including humans Pupils should be taught to:
• identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
• identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
Rocks Pupils should be taught to:
•  compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
• describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
• recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter
Light Pupils should be taught to:
•  recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
• notice that light is reflected from surfaces
• recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
• recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
• find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change
Forces and magnets Pupils should be taught to:
•  compare how things move on different surfaces
• notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
• observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
• compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
• describe magnets as having 2 poles
• predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing